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The tanker endorsement applies to drivers who wish to drive a tank in Class A, B, or C CDL. To add this endorsement to your CLP/CDL, you must pass a knowledge test on the problems posed by large volume liquid cargos. The Rhode Island CDL tank vehicles test consists of 20 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 16 questions (80%). The RI tanker test covers the following sections of the Rhode Island CDL Manual: Driving Safely, Combination Vehicles, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials. Take this RI tanker practice test now to prepare for the actual test!
1. The best advice for driving in fog is:
use low beams.
use high beams.
don't drive.
2. Your mirrors should be adjusted so that:
no part of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
the rear of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
a part of the vehicle is visible in the mirror.
3. Unbaffled liquid tankers have nothing inside to slow down the flow of the liquid. Therefore:
side-to-side surge is very strong.
top-to-bottom surge is very strong.
forward-and-back surge is very strong.
4. What is outage?
The amount of empty space required inside a cargo tank.
Outage occurs when the electronic monitoring devices on a cargo tank have lost power.
The term used when unloading liquid from a tanker.
5. When backing a truck you should:
look straight ahead.
get out and walk around the vehicle before you begin to back.
always rely on your mirrors.
6. When you leave your vehicle you should:
leave the key in the ignition.
apply the service brake.
None of the above.
7. Letting air out of hot tires:
will help relieve the extra pressure.
will cool the tires down.
should not be done, because the pressure will be too low when the tires cool off.
8. When approaching a stopped school bus, drivers must be aware that:
students may start to get out of the bus.
the bus may suddenly start up and drive into your way.
All of the above.
9. To avoid blinding others, you should dim your lights within _____  of an oncoming vehicle.
None of the above.
10. To prevent drowsiness you should:
get adequate sleep before a trip.
never drive with a passenger.
schedule trips for the middle of the night.
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RI CDL Tanker Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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